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August 2017
$35 - $45

SOLD OUT: Cécile McLorin Salvant

August 30 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church,
1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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Cécile McLorin Salvant was born and raised in Miami, Florida of a French mother and a Haitian father. She started classical piano studies at age 5, and began singing in the Miami Choral Society at 8. Early on, she developed an interest in classical voice, began studying with private instructors, and later with Edward Walker, vocal teacher at the University of Miami. In 2007, Cécile moved to Aix-en-Provence, France, to study law as well as classical and baroque voice at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory. It was in Aix-en-Provence, with reedist and teacher Jean-François Bonnel, that she started learning about jazz, and sang with her first band. In 2009, after a series of concerts in Paris, she recorded her first album “Cécile”, with Jean-François Bonnel’s Paris Quintet. A year later, she won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz competition in Washington D.C. Over the years, she has developed a curiosity for the history…

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September 2017
$25 - $30

Tia Fuller Quartet (Early Show)

September 15 | 7:30 pm
Fremont Theater,
2393 NE Fremont Street
Portland, 97212
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When Mack Avenue recording artist Tia Fuller picks up her sax to play, something amazing happens as the reverberations of her musical elixir fill the room. It is her uncanny ability to do so that led Tia to be selected as a member and featured soloist of pop/R&B star Beyoncé’s touring band with whom Tia has played all throughout the US, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, including a high profile gig for former President Barack Obama at The White House. Tia is also an accomplished bandleader, having recorded four albums with her own quartet. Her most recent opus, Angelic Warrior, was met with critical acclaim from Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and countless jazz publications.  Tia’s quartet has performed world-wide, including stops in Angola, Croatia, South Africa and beyond as well as at jazz festivals such as North Sea, Umbria, and Edinburgh just to name a few. Tia has also appeared on a number of major television shows, such as The…

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$20 - $25

Tia Fuller Quartet (Late Show)

September 15 | 9:30 pm
Fremont Theater,
2393 NE Fremont Street
Portland, 97212
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When Mack Avenue recording artist Tia Fuller picks up her sax to play, something amazing happens as the reverberations of her musical elixir fill the room. It is her uncanny ability to do so that led Tia to be selected as a member and featured soloist of pop/R&B star Beyoncé’s touring band with whom Tia has played all throughout the US, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, including a high profile gig for former President Barack Obama at The White House. Tia is also an accomplished bandleader, having recorded four albums with her own quartet. Her most recent opus, Angelic Warrior, was met with critical acclaim from Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and countless jazz publications.  Tia’s quartet has performed world-wide, including stops in Angola, Croatia, South Africa and beyond as well as at jazz festivals such as North Sea, Umbria, and Edinburgh just to name a few. Tia has also appeared on a number of…

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$25 - $30

The BGS Trio (Early Show)

September 22 | 8:00 pm
The Jack London Revue,
529 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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ATTN PDX JAZZ MEMBERS: Email info@pdxjazz.com for special Members’ discount code to offset Ticketweb’s service fee. Guitarist Peter Bernstein, organist Larry Goldings, and drummer Bill Stewart make up one of the best organ jazz trios of the past two decades. The respect the musicians have for one another comes through in the subtle and intricate manner of the musical conversation that happens between them on stage. Indeed, you can hear them listening to each other. Drawing mainly on jazz standards, and a few original pieces, they re-present the organ jazz trio in a quiet, sensual, and grooving presentation. All members of the Young Lion jazz movement at the close of the 20th century, and now all firmly established jazz stars, this group has been together for 25 years making multiple recordings which display their distinctive sound, whether exploring the depths of jazz standards, or playing their original compositions. Jazz enthusiasts recognize the trio for charting new…

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$20 - $25

The BGS Trio (Late Show)

September 22 | 10:30 pm
The Jack London Revue,
529 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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ATTN PDX JAZZ MEMBERS: Email info@pdxjazz.com for special Members’ discount code to offset Ticketweb’s service fee. Guitarist Peter Bernstein, organist Larry Goldings, and drummer Bill Stewart make up one of the best organ jazz trios in jazz today. The respect the musicians have for one another comes through in the subtle and intricate manner of the musical conversation that happens between them on stage. Indeed, you can hear them listening to each other. Drawing mainly on jazz standards, and a few original pieces, they re-present the organ jazz trio in a quiet, sensual, and grooving presentation. All members of the Young Lion jazz movement at the close of the 20th century, and now all firmly established jazz stars, this group has been together for 25 years making multiple recordings which display their distinctive sound, whether exploring the depths of jazz standards, or playing their original compositions. Jazz enthusiasts recognize the…

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$25 - $30

Bill Charlap: Uptown-Downtown (Solo Piano)

September 26 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church,
1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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Grammy® Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Cole and Houston Person. Born in New York City, Charlap began playing the piano at age three. In 1997 Charlap formed his trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. He soon signed to Blue Note Records and received two Grammy® Award nominations, for Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein and The Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard. In 2017, he celebrated his 13th year as Artistic Director of New York City’s Jazz in July Festival at 92Y and he has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Chicago Symphony Center and the Hollywood Bowl. “Charlap’s touch on the keyboard is light, almost stealthy, even when…

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October 2017
$30 - $35

Danilo Pérez: PanaMonk Revisited

October 10 | 7:30 pm
Lewis & Clark College’s Evans Auditorium,
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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Pianist, composer, educator and social activist, Danilo Pérez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. Born in Panama in 1965, Pérez started his musical studies when he was three years old with his father, a bandleader and singer. By age 10, he was studying the European classical piano repertoire at the National Conservatory in Panama and subsequently studied jazz composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. While still a student, he performed with Jon Hendricks, Terence Blanchard, Slide Hampton, Claudio Roditi and Paquito D’Rivera. Quickly established as a young master, he soon toured and/or recorded with artists such as Dizzy Gillespie United Nations Orchestra, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Lacy, Lee Konitz, Charlie Haden, Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, Tito Puente, Wynton Marsalis, Tom Harrell, Gary Burton, and Roy Haynes. In 2000, Danilo joined Wayne Shorter, to form Shorter’s great quartet with John Patitucci and Brian Blade. Pérez…

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$25 - $30

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet (Early Show)

October 11 | 7:30 pm
Fremont Theater,
2393 NE Fremont Street
Portland, 97212
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Still in his early thirties, drummer/composer Mark Guiliana, is at the forefront of top drummers in the world for creating an entirely new vernacular on the instrument – blending virtuosic skills on acoustic drums alongside electronic elements and processing. Guiliana’s prowess, conceptual approach and unmistakable sound were recently featured in Blackstar, the critically and commercially acclaimed final studio recording from the late, great David Bowie. Over the past decade, Guiliana has recorded and toured around the world with artists including Brad Mehldau, Meshell Ndegeocello, Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen, Matisyahu, Jason Lindner, Tigran Hamasyan, as well as his own groups, Beat Music and the Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet. The New York Times recognized Guiliana as “a drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed,” and  JazzTimes calls him “a technical master with a rare sense of musicality, has over the last decade become one of the most influential drummers of his generation.” “What happens when you…

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$20 - $25

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet (Late Show)

October 11 | 9:30 pm
Fremont Theater,
2393 NE Fremont Street
Portland, 97212
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Still in his early thirties, drummer/composer Mark Guiliana is at the forefront of top drummers in the world for creating an entirely new vernacular on the instrument – blending virtuosic skills on acoustic drums alongside electronic elements and processing. Guiliana’s prowess, conceptual approach and unmistakable sound were recently featured in Blackstar, the critically and commercially acclaimed final studio recording from the late, great David Bowie. Over the past decade, Guiliana has recorded and toured around the world with artists including Brad Mehldau, Meshell Ndegeocello, Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen, Matisyahu, Jason Lindner, Tigran Hamasyan, as well as his own groups, Beat Music and the Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet. The New York Times recognized Guiliana as “a drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed,” and JazzTimes calls him “a technical master with a rare sense of musicality, has over the last decade become one of the most influential drummers of his generation.” “What happens when you add…

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$20 - $25

Elliott Sharp: Sharp Plays Monk

October 17 | 7:30 pm
Classic Pianos,
3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Elliott Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer perhaps best known for his signature percussive style of playing guitar. A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Tectonics and Terraplane, and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction. His collaborators have included Jack DeJohnette, Oliver Lake, Sonny Sharrock, Deborah Harry, Ensemble Modern, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Kronos Quartet and many others. Sharp is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, plus he was the recipient of the 2015 Berlin Prize in Musical Composition from the American Academy in Berlin. He has composed scores for feature films and documentaries, created sound-design for interstitials on The Sundance Channel, MTV and…

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$30 - $35

Christian McBride

October 18 | 7:30 pm
Mission Theater,
1624 NW Glisan St
Portland, 97209
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NOTE: Show has been moved to the Mission Theater. All previously purchased tickets will be honored night of show.  PDX JAZZ MEMBERS: Please email info@pdxjazz.com for special Members Only discount code to offset ticket fees.  Five-time GRAMMY®-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. Powered by a relentless energy and a boundless love of swing, McBride’s path has described a continuous positive arc since his arrival on the scene. With a career now blazing into its third decade, the man has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music world today. Raised in Philadelphia, a city steeped in soul, McBride moved to New York in 1989 to pursue classical studies at the Juilliard School. There he was promptly recruited to the road by…

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$25 - $30

Marquis Hill Blacktet (Early Show)

October 19 | 7:30 pm
Fremont Theater,
2393 NE Fremont Street
Portland, 97212
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Trumpeter, composer and Thelonious Monk Competition winner Marquis Hill was raised on Chicago’s South Side with his introduction to music was made by taking up the drum kit in the fourth grade before picking up the trumpet. Hill had a natural feel for the instrument and soon developed his signature warm, mellifluous tone that has drawn comparisons to Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. Upon finalizing his formal education with a Master of Music degree in Jazz Pedagogy from DePaul University, Hill moved to NYC and began working frequently as a sideman with the likes of Joe Lovano, Milton Suggs, and Von Freeman, and as the leader of his own ensemble Blacktet.  Hill has five albums to his credit, including his most recent release with Blacktet entitled The Way We Play, his 2016 debut for the esteemed Concord Jazz label, that focuses on inventive interpretations of jazz standards flavored with touches of post-bop swing and hip…

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Marquis Hill Blacktet (Late Show)

October 19 | 9:30 pm
Fremont Theater,
2393 NE Fremont Street
Portland, 97212
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Trumpeter, composer and Thelonious Monk Competition winner Marquis Hill was raised on Chicago’s South Side with his introduction to music was made by taking up the drum kit in the fourth grade before picking up the trumpet. Hill had a natural feel for the instrument and soon developed his signature warm, mellifluous tone that has drawn comparisons to Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. Upon finalizing his formal education with a Master of Music degree in Jazz Pedagogy from DePaul University, Hill moved to NYC and began working frequently as a sideman with the likes of Joe Lovano, Milton Suggs, and Von Freeman, and as the leader of his own ensemble Blacktet.  Hill has five albums to his credit, including his most recent release with Blacktet entitled The Way We Play, his 2016 debut for the esteemed Concord Jazz label, that focuses on inventive interpretations of jazz standards flavored with touches of post-bop swing and hip hop/R&B groove. “…his music crystallizes…

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$45 - $65

Hudson

October 23 | 7:30 pm
Newmark Theatre,
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Note: Presented by Portland’5 Centers for the Arts. Not a PDX Jazz production. Drummer Jack DeJohnette, guitarist John Scofield, bassist Larry Grenadier and keyboardist John Medeski all live in the Hudson River Valley, which stretches south from the New York state capital of Albany to the tip of Manhattan. The region’s towns are nestled amid the forests of the Catskill Mountains, with artists in residence because New York City is near, by train or car. Proximity may make it easy for these four to rehearse—but if so, look out!—because DeJohnette, in his prime lays fierce rhythms down. Tested as DeJohnette was in the bands of Miles Davis, Scofield revels in melodic tension and bluesy release. Medeski, even without his longstanding trio partners Billy Martin and Chris Wood, is impassioned on electric organ, piano and synths. This all sets Grenadier at the centre of a maelstrom he anchors with aplomb. As…

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$25 - $30

Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal

October 24 | 7:30 pm
The Old Church,
1422 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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A joint presentation with Beloved Festival. When Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal released their first collaborative album, Chamber Music, they caught the music world by surprise. Everything about this duo and the elegantly soulful music they made together was unexpected: Sissoko being the Malian master of the traditional kora harp, and Ségal being the French cellist with the unlikely background in trip-hop. The album appeared on numerous best-of lists in both Europe (in 2009) and North America (in 2011). Now, these two sonic voyagers have returned with Musique de Nuit (“Night Music”) – an album that may be even more spellbinding than its predecessor. After years of touring together Sissoko and Ségal have created their own hybrid tradition, one that draws on the ancient well of West African troubadour songs, the rich heritage of Baroque music, and an elusive but somehow clearly modern sensibility.  And while you’d never mistake this…

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$35 - $40

Brad Mehldau (Solo Piano)

October 27 | 8:00 pm
Lewis & Clark College’s Agnes Flanagan Chapel,
0615 SW Palatine Rd
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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Brad Mehldau is a five-time Grammy® Award-nominated jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. Mehldau studied music at The New School, and toured and recorded while still a student. He was a member of saxophonist Joshua Redman’s Quartet with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade in the mid-1990s, and has led his own trio since 1992. His trio have released a dozen albums under the pianist’s name. Aspects of pop, rock, and classical music, including German Romanticism, have been absorbed into Mehldau’s writing and playing. Through his use of some traditional elements of jazz without being restricted by them, simultaneous playing of different melodies in separate hands, and incorporation of pop and rock pieces, Mehldau has influenced musicians in and beyond jazz in their approaches to writing, playing, and choice of repertoire. Mehldau has indeed forged a unique path, which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism and pop allure.  For…

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November 2017
$25 - $30

Habib Koité

November 3 | 9:00 pm
Star Theater,
13 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Habib Koité is a singer, songwriter and guitarist, who Rolling Stone named “Mali’s biggest pop star.” His band, Bamada, is a supergroup of West African musicians, which included Kélétigui Diabaté. One of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians, Koité is a modern troubadour with extraordinary appeal thanks to Koité‘s musicianship, wit and wisdom translate across cultures. Over the past decade, his artistry and magnetic personality have made him an international star, delighting audiences the world over, and placing him firmly among the leading figures in contemporary world music. He has performed and recorded with Eric Bibb and Bonnie Raitt, among other Western musicians, and Raitt herself proclaims, “first there was Hendrix, then Stevie Ray, and now Habib.” Koité‘s most recent release, Afriki, is further evidence that his art indeed can be mentioned in the same breath as those iconic guitar heroes. “His reputation as a guitar player has become almost mythical, combining…

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$25 - $30

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber

November 4 | 8:00 pm
The Jack London Revue,
529 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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Presented by Soul’d Out Productions in conjunction with PDX Jazz. Founded by Village Voice icon Greg Tate and co-led with monster bassist Jared Michael Nickerson since 1999, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber is a sprawling band of musicians whose prodigious personnel allows them to freely juggle a wide swath of the experimental soul-jazz-hip hop spectrum. Burnt Sugar was conceived as a forum for New York area improvisational musicians to compose, record and perform material which reflects the breadth and depth of American diasparan music in the 21st century. Burnt Sugar freely moves between many styles, eras and genres to devise its own exciting hybrids. In this sense the group mission honors its deepest inspirations, the first post-modernists of American music – Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Parliament/Funkadelic and The Art Ensemble of Chicago. This very accomplished crew has playing credits that range from Melvin Van Peebles, Toshi Reagon, DJ Logic, Gary Lucas,…

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$20 - $25

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber

November 4 | 10:30 pm
The Jack London Revue,
529 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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Presented by Soul’d Out Productions in conjunction with PDX Jazz. Founded by Village Voice icon Greg Tate and co-led with monster bassist Jared Michael Nickerson since 1999, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber is a sprawling band of musicians whose prodigious personnel allows them to freely juggle a wide swath of the experimental soul-jazz-hip hop spectrum. Burnt Sugar was conceived as a forum for New York area improvisational musicians to compose, record and perform material which reflects the breadth and depth of American diasparan music in the 21st century. Burnt Sugar freely moves between many styles, eras and genres to devise its own exciting hybrids. In this sense the group mission honors its deepest inspirations, the first post-modernists of American music – Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Parliament/Funkadelic and The Art Ensemble of Chicago. This very accomplished crew has playing credits that range from Melvin Van Peebles, Toshi Reagon, DJ Logic, Gary Lucas, TV On…

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$20 - $25

Giulia Valle Trio

November 7 | 7:30 pm
Classic Pianos,
3003 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Bassist and Composer Giulia Valle was born in San Remo, Italy but raised in Barcelona where she began studying piano at eight years old before discovering jazz just a few short years later via artists such as Charles Mingus and Ahmad Jamal. As a teenager Valle became deeply engaged with the upright bass, studying at the conservatory in Liceu, at the Taller de Músics, and taking private lessons with the renowned Mario Rossy (brother of Jorge Rossy). Beginning in the late 1990s, she started travelling to New York, meeting great musicians and studying with people such as Ben Street and Bruce Barth.  At age 27, she created her first ensemble, the Giulia Valle Group, with a cast of musicians from the Barcelona scene. Shortly thereafter, she recorded an album with American musicians Jason Lindner, Bill McHenry, and John McNeil. Beginning in 2008, her ensemble began touring widely around Europe, performing dynamic sets…

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$25 - $30

The Bad Plus

November 8 | 9:00 pm
Star Theater,
13 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Presented by Soul’d Out Productions in conjunction with PDX Jazz. The Bad Plus, made up of pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer Dave King, came together at the end of the 20th century in Minnesota and has avoided easy categorization ever since. The trio has won countless critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. Based in New York City, the intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.  They continue to explore myriad musical forms born of jazz along with any sonic source that forwards the music into that rarest of hybrids: intelligent music for the masses. This special 2017 tour will mark Iverson’s last appearances with the group, so this will be your last chance…

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$35 - $45

Jason Moran & The Bandwagon

November 12 | 7:30 pm
Winningstad Theatre,
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Since his formidable emergence on the music scene in the late 90s, jazz pianist Jason Moran has proven more than his brilliance as a performer. The Blue Note Records recording artist has established himself as a risk-taker and innovator of new directions for jazz as a whole. In almost every category that matters – improvisation, composition, group concept, repertoire, technique and experimentation – Moran, and his group The Bandwagon, have challenged the status quo, and earned the reputation as “the future of jazz.” Moran’s debut recording as a leader, Soundtrack to Human Motion, was released in 1999 to great critical praise. Ben Ratliff of The New York Times named it the best album of the year and the Jazz Journalists Association awarded it “Best Debut Recording.” Since then, he has released 11 more critically acclaimed albums under his name, and has appeared on more than 30 other recordings as a sideman.…

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$25 - $30

The Baylor Project (Early Show)

November 14 | 7:30 pm
Fremont Theater,
2393 NE Fremont Street
Portland, 97212
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Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor’s highly anticipated collaboration is steeped in the heart and soul of Jazz. As the children of Pastors, Marcus and Jean’s musical roots were planted deep within the church, and it was there that the road was paved for the influence of gospel, blues, soul, and jazz to make it’s mark. Marcus, a St. Louis native, is widely recognized as the former drummer of the 3-time Grammy® Award winning jazz quartet, the Yellowjackets. While studying and graduating from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, he performed and recorded with musical icons Cassandra Wilson and Kenny Garrett. Since then, Marcus has come into his own as a composer, arranger, producer and bandleader. Jean was a Vocal Performance Major at Temple University, where she was heavily influenced by artists such as Carmen McCrae, Jimmy Scott, and Shirley Horn. Since then, Jean has expanded into composing, arranging,…

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$20 - $25

The Baylor Project (Late Show)

November 14 | 9:30 pm
Fremont Theater,
2393 NE Fremont Street
Portland, 97212
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Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor’s highly anticipated collaboration is steeped in the heart and soul of Jazz. As the children of Pastors, Marcus and Jean’s musical roots were planted deep within the church, and it was there that the road was paved for the influence of gospel, blues, soul, and jazz to make it’s mark. Marcus, a St. Louis native, is widely recognized as the former member and drummer of the 3-time Grammy Award winning jazz quartet, the Yellowjackets. While studying and graduating from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, he performed and recorded with musical icons Cassandra Wilson and Kenny Garrett. Since then, Marcus has come into his own as a composer, arranger, producer and bandleader. Jean was a Vocal Performance Major at Temple University, where she was heavily influenced by artists such as Carmen McCrae, Jimmy Scott, and Shirley Horn. Since then, Jean has expanded into…

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December 2017
$35 - $65

Dianne Reeves

December 5 | 7:30 pm
Revolution Hall,
1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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PDX Jazz Members: Email info@pdxjazz.com for promo code to receive $5 off per ticket to offset the venue’s ticket fees. Dianne Reeves’ Grammy® history tells it all. Reeves has won the Grammy®-Award for Best Vocal Jazz Performance for three consecutive recordings and is the first to do this in any vocal category.  Her unmistakable vocal prowess, improvisational virtuosity, and vocal style has led her to record and perform with the likes of Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic, and has become the first creative chair for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Her latest album, Beautiful Life, which was the latest to win a Grammy, only furthers Reeves’ influence on vocal jazz and cements her legacy in the genre.  Reeves was a big hit at the 2016 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival, and now she returns for a special holiday music program, reimagining Christmas songs in her own…

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$40 - $75

John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension + Jimmy Herring & The Invisible Whip

December 6 | 7:30 pm
Revolution Hall,
1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Presented by Soul’d Out Productions in conjunction with PDX Jazz. In a career that spans over five decades, John McLaughlin, one of music’s most influential and prolific guitarists, composers, and bandleaders, will begin his farewell U.S. tour on November 1 in Buffalo, NY. McLaughlin will be joined by Jimmy Herring, who has been in the creative forefront of the American rock-jam movement for 25 years. The Meeting of the Spirits tour will hit 23 cities before ending in Los Angeles on December 9. Highlighting this musical adventure will be John McLaughlin revisiting the pioneering music he introduced with his genre-defying Mahavishnu Orchestra. In addition, McLaughlin is expected to release a new album just before the tour launches. More details to be announced. McLaughlin’s first extensive U.S. tour in seven years, The Meeting of the Spirits also marks his first extended exploration of the Mahavishnu Orchestra material from seminal albums such…

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Chance Hayden: With a Little Help from My Friends

December 14 | 7:30 pm
Mission Theater,
1624 NW Glisan St
Portland, 97209
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PDX Jazz Members: Email info@pdxjazz.com for promo code to receive $5 off per ticket to offset the venue’s ticket fees. Guitarist, producer, composer and arranger Chance Hayden unveils a carefully crafted tribute celebrating The Beatles iconic, eighth studio album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band at it’s 50th anniversary. While jazz artists have long translated songs of the Fab Four, seldom have such specific recaps been executed. The wildly creative blueprint of Sgt. Pepper’s prevails as both a timeless model of art music and a sturdy platform for further exploration. Hayden stretches the album’s colorful diversity with eclectic jazz rhythms, extended harmony and open improvisation. For over a decade Chance Hayden has maintained an active presence as a stalwart musician throughout the Rose City. Since graduating from the PSU Jazz Studies program his talents have supported local luminaries including Darrell Grant, Farnell Newton and Devin Phillips along with national artists…

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